So unbeknownst to me when I posted that heart photo in my most recent object d’art, those hearts are a sticker that it is plastered all over the city. Since I saw it the other night in Monti:
I’ve seen the hearts twice! Two separate times in my neighborhood, San Giovanni. Unlike Monti (and Pigneto or San Lorenzo), San Giovanni isn’t necessarily the hippest neighborhood, and I wasn’t really expecting to find much street art here. But lo and behold:
and then again a couple days later:
And it’s perfect, because what’s not to love (um except the public-transit) about city that looks like this:
So, from now on I’ll be watching out for more hearts. It’s awesome when you start picking up patterns like that in street-art or other random details. Sometimes you see the same graffiti repeated, or the same artist (either marked by a signature or style). There are more official-type patterns too: in Florence it’s fascinating to keep an eye out for plaques marking the water-height of the terrible flood from the Arno in 1966. I was surprised the other night to see a similar one here, but it was marking a flood from 1870:
And we weren’t even that close to the Tiber. We were over between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona (obviously on a passegelato) and I noticed this above our heads. I’ll keep an eye out for more now; I love how wandering around here can turn into a treasure hunt!